Peninsula Pulse May 3-10, 2024

In this issue

  • Obituary: Cindy Kay Johnson

    Nov. 17, 1958 – May 3, 2024 Cindy Kay Johnson, 65, Kewaunee, was born on Nov. 17, 1958, in Iron Mountain, Michigan. She passed away at home, after a long tough battle with Cancer. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones. Cindy resided in Kewaunee, Wisconsin with her long-time Boyfriend James Broderick. Cindy […]

  • Obituary: Jane Esther Aho

    Sept. 6, 1926 – May 1, 2024 Jane Esther Aho, age 97 of Grand Prairie, Texas, died peacefully on May 1, 2024, with her family by her side. She was born on September 6, 1926, to the late Leonard and Ellen (Copeland) Formosa in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Jane moved to Seattle, Washington where she had her […]

  • Obituary: Sharon Ann Beard

    Feb. 14, 1943 – April 29, 2024 Sharon Ann Beard, 81, formerly of the Town of Liberty Grove, passed away, Monday, April 29, 2024 at Serenity Spring Senior Living at Scandia Village in Sister Bay surrounded by her family. She was born on Valentine’s Day in 1943 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Lloyd Albert […]

  • Obituary: David Reuben Seaquist

    Aug. 19, 1930 – May 4, 2024 David Reuben Seaquist, 93, of Sister Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord, early Saturday morning, May 4, 2024 at Serenity Spring Senior Living at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. He was a lifelong resident of Sister Bay.  David was born at home on Aug. 19, […]

  • Obituary: Marcella (Bley) Giesseman

    April 24, 1934 – May 2, 2024 Marcella Giesseman, 90 of Egg Harbor, died peacefully early Thursday, May 2, 2024. Marcella was born April 24, 1934 in West Jacksonport to the late August and Lydia Caroline (Herbst) Bley. She attended Farview School and graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1952. On May 19, 1956 she […]

  • Obituary: Vivian Joyce (Bublitz) Opitz

    Oct. 26, 1922 – May 1, 2024 Vivian Joyce Opitz, age 101, of Sister Bay, died peacefully, surrounded by immediate family, on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at Serenity Springs Senior Living at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. She was born Oct. 26, 1922, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Otto Herman Bublitz and […]

  • Obituary: Anne McGovern Gerard

    Feb. 28, 1940 – April 30, 2024 Anne McGovern Gerard, loving wife of the late William “Bill” Gerard, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2024 in the warm embrace of her family and friends at Village Glen Memory Care in Lake Geneva, after a glorious day of laughter and singing. Beloved mother of Tara (Mark) […]

  • Obituary: Thomas Allen Waldorf IV

    May 22, 1996 – April 27, 2024 Thomas Allen Waldorf IV, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, was taken too early. He died at home on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the age of 27.   Thomas was born May 22, 1996 in West Branch, MI, the son of Thomas Alvin Waldorf III and Lynn Ann (Bruce) […]

  • Our Unappreciated Ties

    Philanthropy issue takes aim at the value of connection I’ve never been inside Bernie Strege’s house. We’ve never broken bread at the dinner table or met for coffee. But for most of my childhood and early adult life, she was an integral part of my days.  Bernie lived less than a mile down the road […]

  • Bestsellers for week ended April 21

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. James, by Percival Everett 2. The Women, by Kristin Hannah 3. Table for Two: Fictions, by Amor Towles 4. I Cheerfully Refuse, by Leif Enger 5. Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt HARDCOVER NONFICTION  1. An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s, by Doris Kearns Goodwin 2. Somehow: […]

  • New Book By Washington Island Author

    Washington Island author Robert Mazibuko recently published Walking the Path, a biography of Bahá’í Faith pioneer Dr. Michael Frederick Walker.  Walker was born in Australia and moved to the United States, where he joined the Bahá’í Faith. After graduating, he moved to South Africa as a pioneer for the religion and translated Bahá’í writings into […]

  • Collaborative Show Features Two Local Artists

    Painter Jeanne Kuhns and potter Renee Schwaller will show their work in a collaborative exhibit titled Who We Are at Off the Wheel Pottery. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place May 11, 10 am – 4 pm. Each of the Door County artists featured in the exhibit made four pieces and gave […]

  • Stoneware At Lawlss Coffee

    Garden Girl Stoneware will hold a pottery pop-up at Lawlss Coffee on May 4, 9 am – 3 pm. Garden Girl Stoneware is a queer-owned business that offers small-batch functional pottery, made in artist Meg Farley’s home studio in Sturgeon Bay. Inspired by the artist’s garden and the natural beauty of Door County, the earthy […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: When the “Non-Profit” Sector was Born

    While my bright, beautiful, and charming wife doesn’t like to admit she married a geek, the truth is that I’m a complete nerd when it comes to statistics and trends in philanthropy.   This is the vocation to which I’ve dedicated my life. Anyone who is deeply committed to a calling needs to understand its nuances […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Jailing Librarians?

    It has come to my attention that there are states that have passed laws stripping librarian exemptions from prosecution over obscene content. There are at least 27 states considering 100 such bills this year, according to the Washington Post. Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee have passed bills so far. Librarians say they have faced threats, lawsuits, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Who is being divisive?

    Door County Board Chair Dave Englebert is quoted as saying, “I thought it was somewhat of a divisive topic for a new county board.” Is it really divisive to even consider talking about joining governments all around the world recognizing Pride Month, in support of people who have historically been subject to discrimination, hostility, and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Don’t ruin your waterfront

    As a youngster, I witnessed the ruin of the Louisville, Kentucky, waterfront, when the city built expressways on the waterfront to satisfy private interests. Today, remediation to beautify the area costs many millions of dollars. The proposed hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s waterfront is inappropriate and ugly and should be shelved. A green space would further […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Help Is On the Way for Seniors

    In the April 19 issue of the Peninsula Pulse, Jean Hollander wrote about the need for a service to check on seniors during emergencies such as the April snowstorm that knocked out power for many on the peninsula. Jean is right, there should be some sort of checkup on seniors in these circumstances. I want […]

  • Peninsula Singers Celebrate 45 Years

    The Peninsula Singers choir has been inspiring and entertaining live Door County audiences for 45 years, since it was formed in 1979. This spring, the Peninsula Singers will showcase a diverse range of songs during two Mother’s Day concerts crafted by artistic director Mary Hall. Both shows are themed Jubilee, a Celebration of Mothers, Musicals […]

  • Cinco De Mayo – Uno Más

    In addition to the fiestas listed in last week’s Pulse issue, Solago will celebrate Cinco de Mayo from 5-9 pm on May 5. The fun includes 50 percent off all tequila shots and live music by Three Springs from 6-9 pm. Solago is located at 10961 State Hwy 42 in Sister Bay. 

  • The 50/50 – A Moderate Martini Proposal

    Oscar Wilde famously advised: “everything in moderation, including moderation.” If you enjoy martinis, you’re familiar with the concept. Ice-cold gin with a few drops of dry vermouth is crisp and clean on the palate, but more than one glass blows moderation out of the water.  An alternative to the traditional martini is the 50/50. Popular […]

  • Coffee For A Cause

    Kick Ash has created a special batch of roasted coffee beans – Door County Land Trust Blend – to benefit the Door County Land Trust. The medium-roast Sumatran has notes of cherry and cedar. Try a cup with a Kick Ash peanut butter cup.  Kick Ash is located at 12001 Mink River Road in Ellison […]

  • Families Can Learn About Trees And Insects

    For the final Science Saturday  program of this school year, learners of all ages can participate in activities showing the relationships between trees and insects. Activities will take place outdoors, weather permitting. The event starts at 2 pm Saturday, May 4 at the Collins Learning Center, Crossroads, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay.

  • Land Trust Offers Unique Hikes In May

    Door County Land Trust (DCLT) announced several educational outdoor activities for May. • Want to hear the spring peepers? DCLT will host Evening at Nature’s Opera: Frog Chorus 8:30-10 pm Friday, May 3 at Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond. The preserve is located at 10118 Moravia St., Ephraim. • Creation of a Preserve: Leaving a […]

  • Newport Offers Wildflower, Bird Hikes

    The park naturalist at Newport State Park will lead a Wildflower Folklore Hike 1-2 pm Saturday, May 4, starting from Lot 1.  Deb Ford will lead a birding hike to find migratory and local breeding species at the park’s feeding station and the grassland and forest edges along the Monarch Trail at 7 am, Saturday, […]

  • Crossroads Run

    Registration is open for the 15th anniversary Crossroads Trail Run. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 8 am. General registration is $30 through May 24, and $35 from May 25 until race day. Youth between the ages of 8 and 14 are $10. Registration fees are waived […]

  • Clearing Offers Docent-Led Hikes On Weekends

    The Clearing Folk School will offer free guided hikes covering the 88-year history, folklore and landscape of the school and its 128-acre property on weekends starting May 4. The approximate two-hour hikes begin at 1 pm on most Saturdays and Sundays starting Sunday, May 4, and continuing through the end of October.   Visit for […]

  • Local Listens

    Do you want to have a better feel for Door County’s music scene, but don’t know where to start? Start here, with a playlist of songs by artists that call Door County home.  Scan the QR code in the Spotify app or visit to tune in – and know that the rabbit hole of […]

  • Listen Up!

    Here is your weekend dose of live music! Glas Hamr May 3, 6:30-10 pm, Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay These rockers have been playing Wisconsin patios, taverns, festivals and weddings for three decades, according to their Facebook bio. Photo from the band’s Facebook page. Oxbow and Moor May 4, 1-4 […]

  • Historical Society Helps Sevastopol Celebrate Century

    Sevastopol School continued its celebration of 100 years in education with a presentation by the Door County Historical Museum (DCHM) on May 1 in the Carl Scholz Pioneer Room at the school. Steve Rice and Ginny Haen of the DCHM presented the history of the schools that consolidated to create the School District of Sevastopol. […]

  • Antiques Appraiser Provides Free Estimates

    Author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wisconsin, will be featured at an antiques and collectibles appraisal event 1-4 pm, Monday, May 20 at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion. He served as a guest expert on the PBS program, Antiques Roadshow, for nine seasons. He also has edited Antiques and Collectibles Books […]

  • Buckets Available For Compost Program

    Through a grant received by the USDA, the Village of Egg Harbor is expanding its food scrap composting program to offer food scrap collection buckets free of charge to residents. Participants can pick up their food scrap collection bucket starting May 5 in the village office.  Also, restaurant operators who would like their vegetable scraps, […]

  • Beekeepers Can Join Beecheck, Protect Hives

    Door County Beekeepers Club encourages beekeepers to voluntarily register for a program that works with the agricultural community to notify beekeepers of spraying activities that could impact nearby bee hives or apiary locations. It allows beekeepers to document where the hive or apiaries are located on a mapping interface, that agricultural sprayers refer to under […]

  • The Frightening Prevalence of Sexual Assault

    by SOPHIE SIELEN  County Coordinator/Victim Advocate, Family Services Sexual Assault Center Throughout the month of April, community partners and businesses showed their support for the Sexual Assault Center and the survivors of sexual violence in Door County. The Sexual Assault Center would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the support and collaboration in honor […]

  • Sheriff’s Office Notes Customers Can Use Hwy 42

    Businesses north, south and within Carlsville have followed the example set by the Village of Egg Harbor, installing signs pointing out alternative routes to businesses in the Highway 42 construction zone. Signs directing customers to Carlsville-area businesses showed up late last week near Carlsville Road and Bay Shore Drive (County Road B). Residents who reside […]

  • Police Facebook Mixes Fun With Vital Info

    The Sturgeon Bay Police Department Facebook page provides vital messages when necessary, such as bridge closings, and departmental news such as a recent post about criminal justice student Jules Reynolds signing on as a Community Service Officer. But a recent entry by dispatcher Candy Jeanquart with help from Officer Andrew Crabb got a lot of […]

  • Access To Nicolet Boat Launch Limited May 4

    Access to the Nicolet Bay Boat Launch in Peninsula State Park will be limited May 4 due to the Door County Half Marathon.  Boaters and fishermen will have limited access to the boat launch until 8 am, and no access to the launch 8 am – 2:30 pm.

  • Tree Giveaway

    Free trees were distributed at the Piggly Wiggly in Sister Bay last weekend. Members of the Sister Bay Green Tier Legacy Community Committee, along with new Village Trustee Kurt Harff, handed out over 150 free trees Saturday morning as part of the Door County Big Plant. The Big Plant is an annual event which lasts […]

  • Road Resurfacing Projects in Liberty Grove, Ephraim

    The Door County Highway Department has begun a resurfacing project on Cty ZZ from Meadow Road to Robin Lane in the Town of Liberty Grove. Sawing of asphalt and concrete driveways, removal of material, road pulverization, and grading and compaction is in progress. Placement of two lifts of asphalt, shouldering, and centerline markings will complete […]

  • Brussels-Union-Gardner EMR Merger Discussed

    The process to merge two groups of emergency medical responders (EMRs) into the Brussels-Union-Gardner (BUG) Fire Department was discussed at the end of last month’s BUG Fire Board meeting. A possible merger is now being looked at after 75% of the EMRs from among the group in the Town of Gardner and others in the […]

  • Around the Door: Carver Finds New Material From Destructive Storm

    When the April 2 snowstorm ripped through Door County, it took an untold number of trees down with it, including one large cedar tree on the property of Baileys Harbor resident Bob McCurdy. “It snapped off about 15 feet up,” he said. “I’ve never seen a storm do that kind of damage to trees on […]

  • Grota Records Perfect Score On ACT

    Ben Grota, the son of Carl and Jennifer Grota, recorded a perfect score, 36, this year on the ACT test. The Southern Door High School junior joins an elite group, as about 0.25% of test takers earn the perfect score. Grota also serves as the junior class representative to the Southern Door school board.

  • New School Resource Officer For Southern Door

    Door County Sheriff’s Deputy Clayton Paral this month took over as the school resource officer for Southern Door County School. Previously serving as a patrol deputy in 2022 with the Door County Sheriff’s Office, Paral is a graduate of Kewaunee High School, Community College of the Air Force and Ashford University, and attained a rank […]

  • Destination Imagination Flower Fundraiser

    Fundraising continues in an effort to send three Sevastopol schools’ teams to the Destination Imagination Global Finals May 22-25 in Kansas City, Missouri. Order forms for the group’s annual flower sale are available at or at the school office. Sevastopol has built a tradition of success – winning 15 global titles in total – […]

  • Agencies Assist In Mock Accident Exercise

    To emphasize the importance of sober and safe driving, the Door County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with Sevastopol School’s Project 180 to conduct a pre-prom mock accident this month. Several agencies, including Sturgeon Bay Fire, Sturgeon Bay Police Department, Door County EMS, Eagle 3, Huehns Funeral Home and C&W Auto worked together to organize the demonstration […]

  • Dairy Business Association Salutes Kitchens

    The Dairy Business Association, Wisconsin’s leading dairy advocacy organization, announced its 2023-24 legislative awards April 24. More than two dozen lawmakers – including state Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) – earned the association’s recognition for their commitment to the state’s nearly $50 billion dairy industry. The association is a nonprofit organization of Wisconsin dairy farmers, […]

  • Scandia Village Names New Residential Care Manager

    Marlee Schley has been named the new manager of the Meadows Residential Care Apartment Complex at Serenity Spring Senior Living at Scandia Village. “Marlee has been a part of the Scandia Village family and we are so excited to welcome her back,” said administrator Jasmine Hilander.

  • Program Matches Employers, Part-Time Workers

    Destination Door County (DDC) is promoting the MatchUp program, which takes a proactive approach to purposeful employment by connecting part-time work opportunities with local businesses to an experienced workforce. The goal also is to build a supportive environment where older adults in Door County can thrive while positively impacting the community through meaningful work. DDC […]

  • How Local Theaters Cast Their Plays

    If you’re not involved in the professional theater world, your only exposure to an acting audition may have been in the context of a high-school play. The formula for such auditions is simple: young actors read from a script or deliver a monologue, then a drama teacher allocates roles. Perhaps needless to say, the process […]

  • Mike At The Movies: Political Polarization Turns Deadly in “Civil War”

    Unless you’ve been blissfully living in an alternate universe somewhere over the rainbow, you’re aware that the nation is divided these days. Some of our political “celebrities” in Congress have even talked about the necessity of a second civil war to right the American ship of state and chart a truer course to peace and […]

  • Spring Cleaning, Simplified

    Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning.  It’s an annual exercise I usually skip out on, but this year, I don’t have an excuse. I’m moving from Sister Bay to Baileys Harbor soon, so now is the perfect time to downsize. That’s easier said than done. Sorting through my belongings as […]

  • Bringing History Into the Present

    There’s a new player in our A&E section, and it’s making its debut this week. Written by members and friends of the Heritage Alliance of Door County, the History Hub column will share weekly stories about our peninsula’s rich past. The idea for the column came to the Peninsula Pulse through Brennan Christianson, who works […]

  • Ephraimitis!

    by CODY SCHRECK, Ephraim Historical Foundation director It’s a summer weekend in 1954. “Mr. Sandman” by The Chordettes plays on a distant radio as you swim off of the Eagle Inn dock on the shores of Ephraim. Sailboats clip past on their way back into the harbor as Chris-Craft boats make their way out for […]

  • Door To Nature: Nest Boxes for Birds

    Many nest boxes for birds can be found along some back roads in Door County. You may wonder what species use them. The smaller cavity nesters are typically chickadees, tree swallows, eastern bluebirds and house wrens. Many other species nest in cavities or holes in trees, like woodpeckers, eastern screech owls, American kestrels, great crested […]

  • Mini Golf Owner Offers Nature Lessons, After-School League

    Evergreen Miniature Golf will introduce a series of nature workshops titled Woodland Wonders. Space will be limited. Details and schedules can be found at Additionally, Evergreen Miniature Golf will launch an after-school youth miniature golf league. Every Thursday in May, Gibraltar students can walk over after school, play 18 holes of miniature golf, enjoy […]

  • Bellin/Gundersen Health Rebranded As Emplify

    Bellin Health and Gundersen Health System began joint operations in 2022 and more than two years later, on April 30, announced a rebranding as Emplify. For more than a century, Bellin Health and Gundersen Health System have served communities throughout Wisconsin, Northeast Iowa, Southeast Minnesota and Northern Michigan. “Drawn from ‘empathy,’ defined as ‘feeling aware […]

  • Commercial Fishing for Lake Trout Receives Little Support

    The opening of a commercial fishery for lake trout received very little support from counties outside of the County of Door through the 2024 Spring Hearing questionnaire used by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. During the survey April 8-13, 7,516 respondents across the state answered “no” to the question, “Would you support a commercial fishery for […]

  • City Reviewing Policy for Sidewalk Assessments

    City officials are reviewing how sidewalk installation is paid for in the city.  The review comes after the Sturgeon Bay Common Council decided in April not to install a section of sidewalk where residents along South Hudson Court and a portion of South Hudson Avenue objected to the project because it could have cost them […]

  • Wild Things: Door Deer Group Sends a Message; County Advisory Council Asks Legislators for More Tools

    The Door County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) voted to give four antlerless tags with each deer hunting license and to again hold holiday gun deer and extended archery and crossbow hunts this season.  Council Chair Greg Coulthurst said members voted unanimously to send a message to legislators that the group would like to modify registration […]

  • Committee Backs $2-million Incentive for Hampton Inn

    The City of Sturgeon Bay is taking the next step in considering incentives to build a Hampton Inn on Egg Harbor Road.  Sturgeon Bay’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee unanimously recommended Tuesday that city staff draft a development agreement with a $2 million financial incentive for the hotel at the corner of Egg Harbor Road and […]

  • A Golden Night for Volunteers

    During the 22nd annual Golden Heart Awards ceremony April 24, William “Bill” Wolff may have been speaking for all recipients and nominees when he said, “It means a lot to be part of something that does so much for the community.”  Wolff spoke those words after receiving the Environmental Stewardship Award for his work at […]

  • Are We Listening? Events Include Opening Reception, Local Musician Forum

    The public is invited to two more events in correlation with Rebecca Carlton’s installation/social sculpture, Are We Listening? The installation is located at the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), 185 E. Walnut St. in Sturgeon Bay, where both events will take place. The events will be free and light refreshments will be served. Opening […]

  • Framed: Barney Run Supports Sister Bay Native

    The sixth annual Barney Fun Run gathered dozens of friends to support Sister Bay native and now Minneapolis resident Ben Anderson. Anderson, who has previously made bone marrow donations to two strangers and was a living liver donor to a three-year-old boy, suffered a confusing and debilitating medical emergency this spring.  Struck with chronic fatigue […]

  • Seeing Differently

    Emily Roedl has developed a unique eye for nature photography Emily Roedl’s photoshoots often began with a hike or a kayak trip. But last year, when the former dental hygienist’s shoulder froze from the repetitive motion of her job, she had to switch tracks. “I had seven months of physical therapy to get it back, […]

  • Galleries Reopen

    Art galleries around the peninsula are thawing out from winter and reopening for the 2024 season. Here are just a few of the galleries that are doing so this weekend.  Fine Line Designs Fine Line Designs Gallery will reopen on May 3. In addition to new works by tenured Fine Line artists, the gallery will […]

  • County High Schools Earn High Marks

    US News List: Gibraltar comes in at No. 25 of 514 high schools US News and World Report came out with its rankings this month, and all Door County high schools ranked among the top 40% in Wisconsin. Gibraltar High School moved up one spot from last year, from No. 26 to No. 25 out […]

  • Linnan Among Presidential Scholar Semifinalists

    Ezra Linnan, a graduating senior at Sevastopol High School, has been named one of 625 semifinalists in the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 6,000 seniors. The Presidential Scholars Class of 2024 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement in a national recognition program in late June.  The Sevastopol […]

  • Changing Lives a Note at a Time

    Gibraltar bandleader Charlie Eckhardt nears retirement “He has been and is the kind of teacher who changes lives.” That’s how Gibraltar elementary principal and longtime colleague Lauren Ward describes Gibraltar band teacher Charlie Eckhardt as he approaches his June 7 retirement date. “One of the reasons he is such an inspirational and transformational educator is […]

  • Jacksonport Votes to Purchase Lot for Green Space, Public Uses

    The Jacksonport Town Board voted 3-0 on April 23 in favor of purchasing a 7½-acre parcel across the street and northeast of the town hall for $425,000. The purchase is contingent upon the town securing at least $250,000 in grant funds by Dec. 1. At the annual town meeting on April 18, town electors voted […]

  • Bertos Named ADRC Volunteers Of The Year

    Arnie and Helen Berto have been named Volunteers of the Year by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County. “Over the past eight years, they have shared their wonderful smiles and beaming personalities with those attending our noon meals,” said Marlee Schley, volunteer coordinator. “They are a great pleasure to have as […]

  • Nonprofit Board Training Workshop Offered

    Nonprofit organizations’ board members and executives are invited to a training session 8-11:30 am, Tuesday, May 14 at Birch Creek Music Performance Center. The session will discuss the legal duties of board members, delineate board versus staff obligations and explore practices for effective strategic leadership. To register for the program, scheduled by Door County Community […]

  • Perennials Are Back

    Master Gardeners Expand Offerings for May Plant Sale After concerns about invasive jumping worms and the COVID-19 protocols prior to that, master gardeners are bringing perennials back to their sale. The May 24-25 Plant Fair will include the usual vegetables and annuals as well as 44 different native plant species and 35 other perennials, said […]

  • Server of the Week: Tara LeClair, Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant

    At Donny’s, she’s serving up supper-club plates.She zips to your table – wide smile on her face. Your order comes quickly, those cocktails refilled.You’ll be sad to head home when she brings you the bill. Born and raised in the county, she’s from Jacksonport.Volleyball is her favorite, among many sports.  When it’s time to relax, […]

  • Publisher’s Note: On Course at the Door County Half Marathon

    I have never run a half marathon – I have not even attempted to – but I admire all those that do and I love being a spectator. The common goal of those running combined with their friends and family lined up along the course to cheer and encourage creates an energy of excitement, anticipation, […]

  • Loaves & Fishes Offers Carry-Out Meals

    Stella Maris Sister Bay and Ephraim Moravian churches’ free Loaves and Fishes meals this year will be available for carry-out, one evening per month at the Sister Bay location. No reservations or prior arrangements are necessary, just stop by and pick up a meal. On-site meals will continue to be served for dine-in patrons. The […]

  • Bordeau Retires After 21 Years Serving County

    After a career that began in 2003 as a reserve deputy and finished nearly 21 years later as a jail sergeant, Joy Bordeau has retired from the Door County Sheriff’s Office. Bordeau was a key member of the supervisory staff in the Jail Division as she supervised and mentored some of the department’s newest and […]

  • Rewolinski Wins Bley’s Bar’s First Cribbage Tourney

    Joyce Rewolinski won the inaugural Bley’s Bar Cribbage Tournament on April 14, followed by Ron Handy in second place, Stacy Haen, third and Faye Bley, fourth.

  • Speaker Examines Philosophical Revolution

    The Rev. Karon Sandberg, a retired hospice chaplain, will examine the struggles and sacredness of being in a community together as well as what she considers a nationwide philosophical revolution when she appears at 10 am, Sunday, May 5 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 10341 Water St. (Hwy 42), Ephraim.

  • League Lens: Observations Of Government

    The League of Women Voters of Door County Observer Corps monitors Door County local government to understand and shine a light on issues of importance to the League. This column shares a snapshot of what is happening in county, municipal, and school government as observed through the lens of positions important to the League of […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Trouble

    Meet Trouble, a 3-year-old dog available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus. Don’t let her name fool you: She is 72 pounds of friendly and loving personality and has been selected by our volunteers as a favorite to take for walks. She is such a good girl and will keep herself […]

  • The G.O.A.T.

    Al Johnson’s rings in 75 years Sports fans love to debate which athlete is the G.O.A.T. – the “greatest of all time” – in their respective sport, team or position, and use of the acronym has grown beyond sports to identify the best of the best in any context you can think of.  When Door […]

  • Baileys Harbor Broadband Meeting May 8

    The Town of Baileys Harbor invites residents and property owners to talk about broadband fiber installation at 3 pm Wednesday, May 8 in the town hall auditorium. Bertram Communications along with representatives from Five Star Construction can discuss private roads, condo associations, homeowners associations, installation, service options, timeline and more. In the interim, the town […]

  • Sister Bay Plans Broadband Meetings

    The Village of Sister Bay will host broadband informational sessions for property owners in May and June. The forums will include general information about the service, but also give users an opportunity to give consent to the broadband provider to run the service to their building.  Fiber optic will be buried and run to every […]

  • Mother’s Day Brunch

    Mom wants breakfast. The kids want lunch. Everybody’s hangry. Don’t panic – brunch will keep the whole family happy. Here are some savory options to help you plan your Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 12. Alexander’s 3667 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek Mother’s Day brunch will feature baked ham, roasted leg of lamb and […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League Registration Open

    Registration is now open for the Northern Door Volleyball Summer League on the County A courts in Fish Creek. New teams are encouraged to form and join. Teams compete on Wednesday nights under the lights and Door County stars. The season will run on Wednesdays from May 29 through the end of August, concluding with […]

  • Kewaunee’s Tanor Bortolini Drafted by Colts

    Former Kewaunee High School football star Tanor Bortolini will take his next snap as a member of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. Bortolini, who played center and guard in college for the Wisconsin Badgers, continued a long tradition of Badgers linemen heading to the pros when he was selected in the fourth round (117th overall) of […]

  • Horseshoe Bay Head Pro Makes Cut in PGA Qualifier

    Horseshoe Bay Golf Club head professional Jamie Christianson this week took another shot at qualifying for the PGA Championship. By virtue of his second-place finish (with scores of 67 and 69) at the Wisconsin PGA Professional Championship last summer, Christianson earned a start in the PGA Professionals Championship for the second year in a row.  […]

  • Schools Give Prep NIL Thumbs Down

    The member schools of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) defeated a much-deliberated Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) proposal at the 128th annual meeting last week in Stevens Point. The membership voted 219-170 to reject the proposed NIL language that would have allowed student-athletes to engage in promotion and revenue opportunities and activities not associated or identified […]